Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University Facilities and Administrative (F&A), Fringe and Other Rates

Click on the underlined fiscal year below for a copy of the applicable rate agreement. CMU's fiscal year is July 1 - June 30.

Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Rates
(negotiated with ONR)

On Campus
Capped
On Campus
Uncapped
Off Campus
Capped
Off Campus
Uncapped*
NREC
Capped
NREC
Uncapped
Silicon Valley
Capped
SEI
Current FY2022 Fixed 50.3% 55.0% 26.0% n/a 25.9% 30.5% 57.6% 11.6%
Historical FY2021 Fixed 55.4% 53.8% 26.0% n/a 25.9% 21.5% 50.1% 11.2%
FY2020 Fixed 56.8% 59.0% 26.0% n/a 26.9% 25.1% 60.2% 10.7%
FY2019 Fixed 51.1% 51.3% 26.0% 31.1% 27.1% 22.2% 55.0% 9.6%
FY2018 Fixed 58.1% 63.0% 26.2% 29.4% 26.3% 34.5% 39.3% 11.5%
FY2017 Fixed 61.4% 66.4% 26.0% 31.3% 26.3% 34.7% 25.8% 12.0%
FY2016 Fixed 58.9% 63.5% 26.0% 30.2% 26.5% 34.4% 30.1% 10.4%
FY2015 Fixed 57.3% 54.7% 26.0% 28.8% 26.0% 28.9% 36.8% 9.4%

Nonfederal Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Rates
(not negotiated with ONR)

On Campus
Nonfederal
Off Campus
Nonfederal
NREC
Nonfederal
Silicon Valley
Nonfederal
Current

FY2022 Fixed

63.0% 26.0% 30.5% 57.6%
Historical FY2021 Fixed 63.0% 26.0% 25.9% 50.1%
FY2020 Fixed 63.0% 28.5% 26.9% 60.2%
FY2019 Fixed 63.0% 31.1% 27.1% 55.0%
FY2018 Fixed 63.0% n/a 34.5% 39.3%
FY2017 Fixed 66.4% n/a 34.7% 38.4%
FY2016 Fixed 63.5% n/a 34.4% 38.4%
FY2015 Fixed 63.0% n/a 32.8% 38.4%

Fringe Benefit Rates

Domestic Full Time Part Time w/ Benefits Part Time Mandatory

Expat/ Intl Full Time

Qatar Local Australia Local Rwanda Local Non-federal
Current FY2022 Fixed 24.4% 23.7% 8.3% 25.1% 25.6% 16.6% 13.3% 4.1%
Historical FY2021 Fixed 24.5% 23.9% 8.1% 26.3% 28.7% 15.1% 14.2% 4.0%
FY2020 Fixed 24.5% 23.9% 7.8% 24.9% 29.1% 11.1% 11.7% 4.0%
FY2019 Fixed 22.1% 23.3% 7.1% 25.4% 27.2% 11.2% 11.1% 4.8%
FY2018 Fixed 23.4% 22.4% 8% 23.5% 27.9% 11.2% 16.4%
FY2017 Fixed 23.9% 23.4% 8.1% 22.8% 29.3% 10.3% 8.7%
FY2016 Fixed 23.8% 25.7% 7.1% 24.8% 27.8% 11.3% 8.7%
FY2015 Fixed 23.8% 23.4% 8.1% 23.4% 28.1% 10.8% 13.6%

Other Rates and Factors

SEI Other Direct Expense SEI Paid Time Off NREC Fac & Prog Office - Federal

NREC Fac & Prog Office - Nonfederal

SEI Cost of Money Factor
Current FY2022 Fixed 122.0% 15.3% 34.6% 15.4% 0.00019
Historical FY2021 Fixed 114.4% 17.8% 30.0% 20.0% 0.00151
FY2020 Fixed In audit 18.5% 37.0% 13.0% 0.00157
FY2019 Fixed 114.1% 17.6% 39.0% 11.0% 0.00113
FY2018 Fixed 114.1% 17.6% 39.0% 11.0% 0.00113
FY2017 Fixed 112.9% 17.0% 49.5% 10.5% 0.00107
FY2016 Fixed 117.6% 16.0% 46.2% 10.8% 0.00192
FY2015 Fixed 112.7% 15.0% 39.5% 16.3% 0.00156
*Since there have been no new awards in this category for greater than six years, ONR requested that no rates be established and the remaining carryforward be remitted to the government. Should a Department of Defense (DoD) off-campus (excludes NREC, SV and SEI) contract be received during FY22, the off-campus capped rate will apply.